The Vetlesen Prize, established in 1959 by the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation, is awarded for scientific achievement that has resulted in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe. The prize consists of a medal and a cash award of $250,000.
As of 2015, the prize will be awarded to a single individual, who can reside and work anywhere in the world. The prize is administered by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Nomination packages include at least two letters that describe the nominee’s contributions to a fuller understanding of the workings of our planet, along with a one-paragraph biographical sketch and the full curriculum vitae of the candidate.
The nomination period for the 2015 Vetlesen Prize is now closed.
Sean C. Solomon, Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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